Fubara Sacks, Replaces Rivers Traditional Rulers’ Chairman

The Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, has removed the Chairman of the State Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Sergeant Awuse.

Plateau News reports that this announcement was made during a special meeting held by the governor with the state traditional rulers at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Port Harcourt on Friday.

Governor Fubara announced the appointment of Eze Chike Wodo as the new chairman of the council.

He emphasized that the position could not remain vacant and explained that Awuse had not been leading the council effectively for some time, describing the former chairman as unstable.

Fubara said, “It is like your chairman has run away. Maybe when your chairman is ready, he will write to me. If he gets the approval, he can then come for the meeting.

“But you already know his position. He is not a stable man, he is not a stable character. He cannot say something in the morning and say another thing in the evening.

 “It is because of that he decided to hide his head. You have to bear with him until when God will help us remove this problem you are having. By the grace of God, it will be resolved soon.”

Recall that the former governor of the state, Nyesom Wike, had replaced the then Chairman of the Council, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, with Awuse.